February Nederland Police Reports

Jail1     Other State Law: 2
Traffic, non-parking: 30
City Ordinance: 9
Miscellaneous: 6
Traffic Parking: 2
Traffic City Ordinance: 3

On Feb 2, a Nederland Police Department officer responded to a call reporting harassment and threats. A witness said a friend was visiting his house and when the friend arrived, he had to get up momentum to make it up it up the driveway in his vehicle. He got about halfway up when a dog walked to the edge of the driveway, so the driver was forced to stop because he didn’t want to hit the dog. He had to circle the block to gain momentum again and saw a man coming up the street toward him. The man said the driver had come too close to hitting his dad. He began yelling and told the driver to get out of the vehicle so they could solve the problem.

Although the situation did not get physical, the driver said he felt threatened by the man. The Officer talked to everyone. The witness said he told the man to leave and not come back.  End of report.

Feb. 7, a Ned officer responded to a report of a disturbance. When he arrived at the address a man said his roommate was causing a disturbance and he wanted her removed from the house. He said she had a warrant out on her. He said when the woman tried to leave the house earlier, she fell in the driveway.

When the Officer interviewed the female she informed him that she had a warrant for Failure to Appear on a disorderly conduct charge from Lafayette. When the suspect heard she was going to be arrested, she made claims that the roommate had assaulted her. She said she had hurt her knee. The officer took her into custody and on the way to jail she said her wrist hurt and she wanted to go to the hospital. When they got there she said she had back pain, right elbow pain, right wrist and right knee pain. During the wait for the x-rays, the woman said, “I’m good. The Broncos won, let’s just go to jail.”

On Feb. 8, an officer on a routine patrol noticed that a vehicle, east bound on first Street, had no year or month stickers attached to the rear plate. When the officer stopped the female driver, she reported she had left her driver’s license, insurance card, and registration at her boyfriend’s house a few blocks away.

The driver said her boyfriend told her it is better to have the month/year sticker on the front, not the  rear. The officer noticed the front plate month sticker was damaged and when he looked at the 2016 sticker, it wasn’t the right color. The woman gave the officer an expired insurance care and expired registration and learned her driver’s license was suspended for an unpaid ticket. The plate turned out to be expired in October of 2014. When the officer looked closer at the license plate, he saw the 2016 sticker had been painted green and the 16 was made with black lettering.

The woman was served with a summons for Operating an uninsured vehicle, Fictitious plates, expired registration and driving with a suspended license.

On Feb. 11, a Ned officer was dispatched to a medical call, reporting that a male resident had fallen. His daughter had found him and called 911. The man did not appear to be injured, but he was transported to the Boulder Community Hospital. The Nederland Fire Protection District supplied a lock box to be placed on the house for future access.

On Feb. 11, the Boulder County Sheriff’s dispatch reported that a man was unconscious and not breathing and CPR was in progress. The officer knew that a few months prior, the man’s wife had been arrested for Domestic Violence. When the officer arrived, the woman was doing chest compressions. She said the man had taken three Colonapin. The officer took over the CPR and did a sternum rub. At first he did not respond but after a series of chest compressions, he started breathing again. When EMS personal showed up they continued to monitor the pulse. The woman told the officer that the man had smoked a Fentenyl patch. There were no signs of an opiate drug but numerous bags of marijuana, marijuana powder and hash oil. The man refused transport to the hospital.

On Feb. 15, the Nederland Police Department received a report of a suicidal male. When the officer arrived, the man was antagonistic toward him. It was reported that he had said earlier that he didn’t want to live anymore and thought it would be better if he wasn’t around anymore. He said that in 2005 he put a gun in his mouth.  He admitted he wanted to hurt himself and was taken into protective custody and transported to the Boulder Community Hospital.

On Feb. 17, an NPD officer saw a vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed and aggressively come through the roundabout and make a sharp left turn to pull up alongside the officer’s passenger door. The party appeared angry and beckoned to the office to come to him. He then got out of the car and approached the officer in an aggressive manner. His eyes were bloodshot and watery, his speech was excited and slurred. He said, “I am drunk. I know I should not be driving but you didn’t pull me over so you can’t charge me. I know the law. I was an FBI agent.”

The officer called for backup. The man said he had been driving around looking for an office. He said was tasked with taking care of female staff members at a large accommodation building used to house foreign or out of state staff woking in town. He was trying to protect two females from being raped by 40-year old males. The other officer went to the building and spoke with the females who did not appear heavily intoxicated nor in any distress.

The officers learned that the man ‘s driver’s license was revoked.. The man became more agitated and began to blame the whole situation on President Obama and said that God was the only Judge he answered to.

He said the Bible gave him permission to drink alcohol and no law superseded the word of God. The man refused a SFST test. He was placed in custody as he kept talking and refused to listen.

Two witnesses arrived, one of them very intoxicated and having trouble walking. She said she gave the suspect permission to drive the vehicle.

On the way to the jail, he told the officer he had been arrested many times, and to shut up. He said he drank about six Budweisers and two or three shots of vodka. He was booked into the Boulder County Jail.

On Feb. 19, a woman came into the police department and said three items appeared on her credit report that were not hers. One was from Comcast for $296, another for Century Link of $300-$400, out of Raton, New Mexico as well as merchandise from Seventh Avenue. None of the addresses were valid and the officer tried to contact the Raton Police Department.

On Feb. 21, a Nederland Parks employee said she found two old headstones that were not there last week. The headstones were side by side. The top spire portion was cemented to the bottom portion which was affixed to the ground. The two stones in question were leaning downhill from decades of gravity. They did not appear to be damaged but they needed to be re-cemented. End of Report.

On Feb. 24, a Ned officer received a report of a cat attack. When he arrived at the address of attack, a woman showed him two scratches on her hand, about one inch long. It appeared as if the scratches had been bleeding but had stopped. She said that as she was entering her apartment complex with her cat, a neighbor was exiting with two dogs.

One of the dogs ran at her cat, but the owner grabbed the leash and continued to her car. The cat ran to the other side of the building. The cat owner bent down to pick up her cat and the cat scratched her. She was very upset saying there had been past events with the dog owner. She began yelling at the officer and called the police clerk to yell some more.
When the officer interviewed the owner of the dog, the owner said she never let go of the leash. Later the cat owner said it wasn’t really anyone’s fault, that she had probably had too much coffee. The dog owner was given a warning notice to control her dog.

On March 1, a Boulder County Sheriff’s deputy received a phone call about a suspicious vehicle. There was no license plate on the pickup truck. The VIN number came back registered to a Bailey resident. The vehicle was left in place to be checked out. Later in the day, a man came into the NPD to report his pickup truck was stolen. He had purchased the vehicle on Feb. 27 from a Golden resident. He brought the pickup home and didn’t leave his house until March 1 when he was going to register it. When he saw the truck was gone he reported it stolen.

The officer checked the vehicle for finger prints and took swabs to collect possible DNA  evidence. The truck was released to its new owner. The incident is believed to be associated with a number of other vehicle thefts and trespasses in and out of town that occurred between 5 p.m. on Feb. 27 and 10 a.m. on March 1.